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For Immediate Release | September 26, 2019

Playground Zone Speed Review

The City of St. Albert is currently conducting a city-wide review of posted speed limits. The review includes the evaluation of arterial roads, neighbourhood roads, and school and playground zones. It will consider road designs and standards, federal and provincial guidelines, recorded vehicle speeds, vehicle and pedestrian volumes, and safety information, all of which will help the City evaluate speed limits and zone requirements.

From the end of September to November 1, video counters will be placed at 13 school and playground zones. It is anticipated that each site will collect data for 3 to 5 days. Once the period of data collection is complete, the cameras will be removed from each area. Data gathered by the video counters will represent a snapshot of playground and school zone user numbers and help to identify popular times of the day. They may also provide information on possible interactions between various road and playground users, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles near the school or park space.

The designated school and playground zones for review are:

  • JJ Nearing School
  • Muriel Martin School
  • Lois Hole School
  • Ronald Harvey School
  • Sir George Simpson School/Robert Rundle School
  • Ecole Mission School
  • Elmer Gish School
  • Father Jan School
  • Neil Ross/Keenoshayo School
  • Oakvista Drive playground
  • Natalia Park playground
  • Lacombe Park Estates playground
  • Poplar Park playground

The cameras in operation will not be used to collect personal information and once reviewed by City Administration, the footage will be deleted and not stored. Review findings and recommendations for any adjustments to current speed limits or playground or school zone setups will be presented to City Council in 2020 as a public document.

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